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Cranberry Scoop Magazine Rack

Cranberry Scoop

Cranberry Scoop Magazine Rack

Since time immemorial the cranberry pickers  have raked the berries from the vines in the cranberry bogs with wooden scoops. These same scoops are still being used for their original purpose today. On top of this, we have found a new use for them-to hold magazines and bring a breath of salt spray and authentic early American atmosphere into our living rooms.

Pine is really the only wood that should be considered for this
piece. All of the original scoops were made of pine. No other
wood will do as well for our purpose. If there are some
sound knots in it, so much the better. The back, sides, front and
bottom are all 1/2" thick; the handle is 3/4". The back member
will probably have to be glued up from two pieces. Make sure
the grain runs vertically to be parallel to the teeth of the rake.

As shown on the drawing, the back member, will have to be
laid out and cut to produce 18 tines. It should be noted on the
drawing that the Read more

Pioneer Silhouette Shadow Pattern

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The Pioneer man and woman look weary from traveling across the prairie.  She is in a long dress and bonnet.  He is carrying his rifle while wearing a cowboy hat.

This silhouette pattern is great for making unique yard art, using in scrap booking, making a stamp or any of a number of uses!

Use graph paper to enlarge the pattern.  Click on the Pioneer Silhouette image to get a larger size.

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Wheel Barrel Magazine Basket

The attractive magazine basket shown in the photograph can easily be cut out and assembled by any craftsman owning a jig saw.
The sides will require two pieces of 1/4" plywood 10" x 12". Since these pieces are identical in size and shape, the stock can be fastened together temporarily with 1/2" brads so that both can be shaped at the same time. As shown in the Read more

Wooden Key Rack to Make

A part from the keys on one's key chain, every home has a collection of keys for general use. Some of them are spares, some are for rooms that are infrequently locked and some are the only keys on hand and intended for all to use. Almost every key in these collections at some time or other has been mislaid, carried away by mistake, or has lost its identity, thus requiring many trials and errors before the right fit is found. This key rack, aside from its attractiveness and the sense of orderliness that it gives, prevents any of these troubles.
Each key has a large colored tag which at once prevents it from being hidden in the litter on the shop bench or Read more

Pony Express Silhouette Shadow Pattern

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This cowboy on horseback is part of the Pony Express.  Use the entire silhouette as it is or with slight modification you could make it into just a cowboy on horseback.

Use this shadow pattern to create unique yard art, for scrap booking, stamp making or any of a number of projects.

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Book Case For Odd Sized Books

Here's the answer to your orphan books which are either too large or too small to fit gracefully in ordinary bookshelves. You can build a streamlined modernistic book case tailored to accommodate odd-sized books and to present a pleasing appearance because each book rests among other books similar in size.

To build this bookcase purchase 21 feet of 1" x 10" finished lumber, either fir or pine. If the locations of the shelves shown in the drawing are to be altered, tome adjustments may have to be made in the bill of materials. If the case is to be constructed as shown, the first step is that of cutting the pieces to sizes listed and marking each piece with its proper key letter for identification. Read more

Cowboy Shooting Gun Shadow Pattern

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This cowboy is in the middle of a shoot-out.  He looks like he is hiding behind a trunk of treasure with a jug o' whiskey sitting in front of it.  Poised and ready to defend his loot, he is aimed directly at the outlaws disturbing the town.

This cowboy shadow pattern / silhouette pattern has many uses.  You can make it into yard art using your jig saw/scroll saw, use it for scrap booking, create a card, make a stamp....etc.

Click on the image to get a larger version of it.  Use graph paper to adjust the size of the image.

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